Arsenal legend, Nigel Winterburn, has warned supervisor, Mikel Arteta about beginning William Saliba in opposition to Fulham on Saturday.
The teenage defender could be very prone to make his debut for the Gunners within the Premier League opener, with David Luiz, Sokratis, Pablo Mari and Callum Chambers injured.
Arteta is struggling a defensive disaster, with solely Saliba, Rob Holding and Gabriel Magalhaes the one match centre again choices he has forward of the 2020/2021 marketing campaign.
Saliba was signed for Arsenal final summer time in a deal price £27million, however was instantly loaned again to Saint-Etienne for an additional season.
The 19-year-old has now been built-in with the squad and performed in two pre-season friendlies forward of the brand new Premier League marketing campaign.
If he begins, Saliba will face Fulham’s combative No. 9 Aleksandar Mitrovic.
“He [Mitrovic] is kind of strong, isn’t he? He’s obtained good attributes as effectively,” Winterburn advised Metro.co.uk.
“If Gabriel or Saliba make their debut, I feel Scott Parker goes to inform them, “These guys are new, they don’t know what the Premier League is like, don’t make it simple for them.
“Saying that, you’ve obtained to be taught very, in a short time, the Premier League is ruthless.”